News of Note—Nokia job cuts, Verizon’s master agent model, Orange’s 5G plans, and more

news of note

Here are the stories we’re tracking this morning:

> Nokia is cutting around 350 jobs in its home country of Finland. Reuters article

> Verizon said it will implement a master agent model in the U.S. to better support its subagents selling to small- and medium-sized businesses. RCR Wireless News article

> A top executive from Orange discussed the company’s approach to the 5G market. Mobile World Live article

> According to a new report, Verizon will launch a Palm smartphone later this year. Android Police article

> Verizon plans to start levying fees to customers who call a Verizon service representative to pay their bill. Gizmodo article

> A Verizon executive argued that the company is ahead of AT&T’s FirstNet because its core network for public-safety users is ready to use. Post